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Metal News for December 3, 2018

Last updated on December 8, 2019 at 7:45 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.


Terror On New Bassist, New Album And Vinnie Paz

Following our recent interview with Madball vocalist Freddy Cricien (which can be seen here,) we followed his brother Roger Miret's words and went from the East Coast to the West Coast to catch up with one of Los Angeles' biggest hardcore bands, Terror. Currently on a European tour with Deez Nuts, the quintet stopped off in London last night to bring their ferocious music to the English capital.

Before the show, I had the opportunity to climb aboard the tour bus and speak with Terror drummer Nick Jett about the band's new album, "Total Retaliation," how bassist Chris Linkovich is settling into the band, the group's relationship with rap star Vinnie Paz and much more. You can check it out below.

Diamond Oz: The latest album, "Total Retaliation," was released this year. It's a really solid album. How would you compare it to the last album ("The 25th Hour")?

Nick Jett: I guess we don't really have a strong idea of "we're going to try and do something hugely different compared to our last one," but I guess the slight difference is a little more thought out and structured, like chouruses and just spending a little more time on it, compared to the last one which was a little bit more about trying to capture a raw and rough soud, just jamming in the studio. This time a bunch of songs were written and we picked the twelve that worked best together, just a little bit more thought put into it.

Oz: One of the songs that really sticks out is "Post Armageddon Interlude," for the obvious reason that Vinnie Paz appears on it. Of course, Terror and Vinnie Paz have had this relationship for quite a long time. How far back does that go? More...

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Eremit Premiere New Song "Froth Is Beckoning"

German sludge/doom metal band Eremit are taking things to another level with their uncompromising brutality and delving into long, epic songs without losing focus. Listen to the first of three songs that is streaming on YouTube below:

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Holt Leaves Slayer Tour - Phil Demmel Fills In

Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt announces that he will be sitting out the remaining 4 dates of Slayer‘s European leg of their current farewell tour to be home with his dying father. Guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) has been tapped to fill-in.

The remaining shows for said leg of dates, which also includes Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary, as supports will run as follows:

12/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

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Musmahhu Premiere New Song "Musmahhu, Rise"

Swedish band Musmahhu premiere a new song titled "Musmahhu, Rise", taken from their forthcoming new album "Reign of the Odious", which will be released on January 18th by Iron Bonehead Productions (CD and 12'' LP).

Check out now "Musmahhu, Rise" below.

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Nasheim Premiere New Song From Upcoming New Album

Nasheim premiere a new sample track, taken from their upcoming new album "Jord och aska", which will be released by Northern Silence Productions on February 22nd in a limited digipack, a planned jewel-case CD reissue, and two different vinyl editions.

Check out now "Album sample track" below.

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Astrophobos Premiere New Song "Fire of Catharsis"

Astrophobos premiere a new song entitled "Fire of Catharsis", taken from their upcoming new album "Malice of Antiquity", which will be released on January 18.

Check out now "Fire of Catharsis" below.

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Stilla Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Swedish band Stilla premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Synviljor", was released by Nordvis Produktion on November 30th.

Check out now "Synviljor" in its entirety below.

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Pitchshifter Premiere Demo Version Of New Song

Pitchshifter debut the demo version of a new song called “System Anomaly” now streaming below. The track comes from the band's demo sessions they had for a scrapped seventh album that was to be entitled “Sprint Finish“.

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